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Avon Seminar on “The Laboratory Technologies & Basics of Nanotechnology”

A team from Avon pharma chem in collaboration with the Technical Officers Welfare Society of University of Peradeniya, conducted a special seminar  on “the Laboratory Technologies & Basics of Nanotechnology”at Agriculture Biotechnology center, University of Peradeniya on 14th May 2017.

Peradeniya Event

 

Prof. Gamini Pushpakumara,  Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Mr. E.A.R.M.Edirisinghe Bursar, University of Peradeniya,  Mr. U.D.Dodanwela, Registrar of University of Peradeniya and Dr. Pradeepa Bandaranayake, Director, Agricultural Biotechnology Center were present at the event as special guests.

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Some of the participants at the seminar

Around 120 technical officers from the University of Peradenya, Mahaweli Authority, Seetha Eliya, Bandarawela, and Makandura research centers participated this one day event.

Resource person Mr. Benjnamin Wong from Hettich Lab Technology speaking on topic “Is your incubator safe to use?” shared his views on safety features of modern day laboratory incubators and the patented technologies used in Hettich incubators. He also talked about how we can choose the best incubator for our laboratories by looking at the various specifications of these instruments.

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Mr Benjamin Wong during his speech on laboratory incubators.

During the second session Dr. Buddhika Dissanayake from the Department of Physics, Faculty of science, University of Peradeniya discussed the latest developments with regards to the Nanotechnology under the topic “Basics of Nanotechnology”.

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Dr. Buddhika Dissanayake from the Faculty of Science Speaking on “Basics of Nanotechnology”

Mr. Dilip Fernando, General Manager, APC speaking under the topic ”Role of science communication in today’s society” expressed his views on how we can use science communication in an effective manner to counter the threat of pseudosciences and unscientific ideologies in modern day society.

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Role of science communication in today’s society – Mr. Dilip Fernando, General Manager of Avon Parmo Chem during his speech

K. Thilina Rajeendre, Product Executive from Avon discussed the importance of latest laboratory imaging technologies during his speech on “‘Optical microscopy and imaging techniques”.

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The Speech on Optical microscopy and imaging techniques by Mr. Thilina Rajeendre

 

During the live discussions the guests and participants shared views on the importance of the continuous education and training of technical and academic staffs of the university and appreciated the funds and resources of Avon for such a valuable task.

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Avon Sponsors The National Conference on Insect Vector Biology in Jaffna

The National Conference on Vector Biology 2016 organized by Department of Zoology, faculty of Science of the university of Jaffna was held on 10th February 2017 at University of Jaffna. The event was sponsored by Avon Pharmo Chem and titled “Emerging Challenges in Controlling Insect Vector-borne Diseases in Sri Lanka”.

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Prof. SHPP Karunarathne Delivering one of the key note speeches

Dr. T. Eswaramohan delivered the Welcome speech and it was followed by the address of the Dean, Faculty of Science.
The key note addresses were delivered by Snr. Prof. SHPP Karunaratne and Prof.Vasanthy Thevanesam.

During the technical sessions researchers presented their work on vector borne diseases. The final Key note address was given by Prof.Nissanka de Silva which followed by the panel discussion.

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General Manager of Avon Pharmo Chem presenting the memento to Prof. Karunarathne

After the panel discussion, a new society called Vector Biology Society was inaugurated with the appointments of office bearers. Dr Gajapathy presented the draft constitution and would be confirmed in near future.

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Participants of the Conference

There was a participation and presentations from Universities of Ruhuna, Peradeniya, Sri Jayawardenapura, Colombo, Jaffna and National Institute of Fundamental Studies

Speaking to the gathering, Prof Thevanesam invited all who are interested in microbiology to join the Association for Microbiology as active members.

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Nichiryo Appoints Avon as the Exclusive Sri Lankan Distributor

Nichiryo Co. Ltd. of Japan has appointed  Avon Pharmo Chem (Pvt) Ltd as the Exclusive Distributor of Nichiryo in Sri Lankan Market from 2017. Nichiryo, famous for their high quality micropipettes, has had a few distributors so far in Sri Lanka and Avon has always been the best performing and competent agent to be qualified to become exclusive agent within shortest possible time.

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Avon Conducts a Seminar and Workshop on Molecular Biology Techniques at Eastern University

Avon conducted a very successful seminar and a workshop on Molecular Biology techniques in Eastern University during 8th and 9th December. The event was a collaborative effort of Avon and Faculty of Science, Eastern University. Participants from departments of Zoology, Botany and Health Sciences, from the office of Provincial Director of Health Services, Department of Agriculture etc…. attended the event.

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ProCon Asia 2016

Avon attends ProCon Asia 2016, Bali, Indonesia

Representatives of Avon Pharmo Chem attended the Promega’s annual event, ProCon Asia 2016 conference at Bali, Indonesia during 14th-18th November.  The conference accommodated 52 participants from 15 countries basically from Asia Pacific regional distributors of Promega.

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Avon Attends the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Hettich Singapore

The Hettich Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore, a subsidiary of Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co.KG of Germany (www.hettweb.com), a world renowned and leading brand for centrifuges  since 1904, celebrated its 10th anniversary in Singapore branch operation recently and launched their new large showroom and company complex in Singapore. The Hettich Singapore branch serves many countries in Asia Pacific region under the leadership of Mr Samuel Lee and his team since 2006. Hettich engineers, designs and manufactures its products from its family run headquarters in Tuttlingen, Germany.

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Drug discovery and cancer research seminar

A Drug discovery and cancer research seminar is conducted at ITI

 

Avon together with ITI organized a seminar on latest tools and techniques on drug discovery and cancer research at Industrial technology Institute recently. The topics discussed were 1) Nanoluc: Nextgen Luciferase for Analysis of protein Dynamics and cell Signaling. 2) Advanced Technologies for monitoring Cell Health in Real-Time. 3) NanoBRET and NanoBiT:New tools for the Analysis of Protein – Protein Interactions in Living Cells. 4) Novel Reporter Bioassays :From ADCC/Fc Effector Function to Cancer ImmunoTherapy.

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Seminar workshop on micropipette handling and sourcing molecular biology applications and support

 

Avon Life Science team conducts a Micropipette training and on sourcing molecular biology applications and support at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

 

In recognition the capacities of the Avon team, an opportunity was opened to share the techniques for accurate use of micropipettes  and strategies in selecting or sourcing molecular biology products and services  at the department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo recently.

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Avon Life Science team conducts a molecular biology training workshop at Sabaragamuwa University

 

In response to the faculty of Agriculture of University of Sabaragamuwa, Avon team conducted a workshop to train interested staff members, including lecturers, demonstrators and laboratory technologists.

Some Senior Scientists and Dean of the Faculty were also present as it was a great experience for the university to get support from industry partners

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Wish you all a Happy New Year!

 

Dear All

We at Avon convey our heartiest gratitude for your support during the year 2015. And we “Wish a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2016 for all of you.” 

Avon wishes!

Avon wishes!

 

Year 2015 has been a great year for Avon and her all stakeholders.

We have been successful in developing APC as a unique company with CSR initiatives. Our business growth is very good, We cared our environment, We have a set of greatly satisfied employees, customers and we have done certain charities for general public.

We wish to sustain the business in the same manner that benefits to the society.

 

Thank you again!

Best regards

 

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